Electrical Engineering Summer Courses


    Introduction to Electronic Circuits (5 credits)

  • EE 101

    10-Week

    Introduction to the physical basis and mathematical models of electrical components and circuits. Topics include circuit theorems (Thevenin and Norton Equivalents, Superposition), constant and sinusoidal inputs, natural and forced response of linear circuits. Introduction to circuit/network design, maximum power transfer, analog filters, and circuit analysis using Matlab. Topics in elementary electronics including amplifiers and feedback. Prerequisite(s): Physics 5C/N or 6C/N, and Mathematics 24 or previous or concurrent enrollment in Applied Mathematics and Statistics 20 or 20A. Concurrent enrollment in course 101L is required.

    Proposed Instructor: Stephen Peterson

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  • Introduction to Electronic Circuits Laboratory (2 credits)

  • EE 101L

    10-Week

    Illustrates topics covered in course 101. One two-hour laboratory session per week. Students are billed for a $25 materials fee. Prerequisite(s): Physics 5C/N or 6C/N; and Mathematics 24 or previous or concurrent enrollment in Applied Mathematics and Statistics 20 or 20A. Concurrent enrollment in course 101 is required.

    Proposed Instructor: Stephen Peterson

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  • Signals and Systems (5 credits)

  • EE 103

    10-Week

    The course covers the following topics: characterization and analysis of continuous-time signals and linear systems, time domain analysis using convolution, frequency domain analysis using the Fourier series and the Fourier transform, the Laplace transform, transfer functions and block diagrams, continuous-time filters, sampling of continuous time signals, examples of applications to communications and control systems. Prerequisite(s): courses 101/L and Applied Mathematics and Statistics 20. 

    Proposed Instructor: Jeorge Hurtarte

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  • Signals and Systems Laboratory (2 credits)

  • EE 103L

    10-Week

    Use and operation of spectrum analyzers; advanced signal analysis using oscilloscopes; measuring impulse response, step response, frequency response, and computer analysis of real signals. MATLAB programming is taught and used as a tool for signal analysis. Students are billed a materials fee. Prerequisite(s): course 101and 101L, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics 20. Concurrent enrollment in course 103 is required.

    Proposed Instructor: Jeorge Hurtarte

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  • Properties of Materials (5 credits)

  • EE 145

    Session 1

    The fundamental electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials, with emphasis on metals and semiconductors: chemical bonds, crystal structures, elementary quantum mechanics, energy bands. Electrical and thermal conduction. Optical and magnetic properties. Prerequisite(s): Physics 5A/L, 5B/M, and 5C/N or 6A/L, 6B/M, and 6C/N. Concurrent enrollment in course 145L is required. 

    All students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Nobby Kobayashi

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  • Properties of Materials Laboratory (2 credits)

  • EE 145L

    Session 1

    Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in course 145. One two-hour laboratory per week. Students are billed a $5 materials fee. Prerequisite(s): Physics 5A/L, 5B/M, and 5C/N or 6A/L, 6B/M, and 6C/N. Concurrent enrollment in course 145 is required. 

    All students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Nobby Kobayashi

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  • Communications Systems (5 credits)

  • EE 151

    Session 1

    An introduction to communication systems. Analysis and design of communication systems based on radio, transmission lines, and fiber optics. Topics include fundamentals of analog and digital signal transmission in the context of baseband communications, including concepts such as modulation and demodulation techniques, multiplexing and multiple access, channel loss, distortion, bandwidth, signal-to-noise ratios and error control. Digital communication concepts include an introduction to sampling and quantization, transmission coding and error control. Prerequisite(s): courses 103, 101/L, and Computer Engineering 107 or Applied Math and Statistics 131 or probability theory and random variables background. Enrollment is restricted to School of Engineering and Physical and Biological Sciences majors.

    Proposed Instructor: Hamid Sadjadpour

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  • Analog Electronics (5 credits)

  • EE 171

    10-Week

    Introduction to (semiconductor) electronic devices. Conduction of electric currents in semiconductors, the semiconductor p-n junction, the transistor. Analysis and synthesis of linear and nonlinear electronic circuits containing diodes and transistors. Biasing, small signal models, frequency response, and feedback. Operational amplifiers and integrated circuits. Prerequisite(s): course 101/L; previous or concurrent enrollment in course 171L is required.

    Proposed Instructor: Austin Chen

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  • Analog Electronics Laboratory (2 credits)

  • EE 171L

    10-Weeks

    Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in course 171. One two-hour laboratory session per week. Students are billed a $15 materials fee. Prerequisite(s): courses 101/L; previous or concurrent enrollment in course 171 is required. 

    Proposed Instructor: Austin Chen

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